What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a drug free tried, tested, researched and refined medical system based on principles originating in China many thousands of years ago. Fine needles are used to stimulate specific points located on the surface of the body to maintain and restore health by encouraging the body’s own natural functions and healing response. Acupuncture is a holistic health care system that focuses on the whole individual as opposed to isolated symptoms.
Today traditional acupuncture is practised all around the world and clinical trials are now confirming its efficacy. More and more people are able to benefit, as acupuncture becomes a recognised option within standard healthcare.
Who has Acupuncture?
Whilst both practitioners and patients know from experience the health benefits that can be derived from traditional acupuncture, a growing body of evidence-based clinical research now shows that acupuncture safely treats a wide range of health problems from pain to more complicated and systemic conditions. Acupuncture is often used in conjunction with western medicine.
People of all ages commonly seek acupuncture with problems relating to:
• Eyes, ears, nose and throat
• Muscular-skeletal pain
• Skin conditions
View the World Health Organisations (WHO) review and analysis of reports on controlled acupuncture clinical trials • apps.who.int/medicinedocs/pdf/s4926e/s4926e.pdf